War of the Realms: The Punisher #1

Event\Storyline: War of the Realms Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: Marcelo Ferreira Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 17, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 25
8.1Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

The War of The Realms has brought monsters to the streets of New York City, but New York has a monster all its own...Frank Castle, A.K.A. THE PUNISHER! And he'll be damned to Hel if he's going to let a bunch of Ten Realms tin-pot tyrants terrorize his town. But given he's one man against an army of monsters, Hel might soon have him! The War of Realms is about to meet Marvel's One Man Army. Expect Punishment!
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  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Apr 17, 2019

    As always, it's a thrill seeing Duggan write Frank, and even more so when he's completely thrown out of his element like this. When compared with violent but impactful visuals, this issue is a slam dunk. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 16, 2019

    Aside from a harsh pacing change midway through, this is everything a Punisher fan could want out of Frank Castle fighting in a war came to Manhattan. We're used to Punisher taking out dumb human goons, but how about giant Ice Giants? You won't regret reading this if that at all piques your interest. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Apr 17, 2019

    When it comes down to this comic, and its place in the greater arc, I assume it fits in, but seeing as how this can be read independently to the main series, there's no real excuse for fan of the Punisher to pick this book up and enjoy the book you're reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Apr 19, 2019

    Not too shabby for an event tie-in. If you like your Frank Castle a little more broad and pulpy, then War of the Realms: Punisher #1 is a battle worth fighting this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Brian Wayne Apr 21, 2019

    I am always skeptical when it comes to the writer of the voice of Frank Castle, but Gerry Duggan did not disappoint at all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Apr 17, 2019

    War of the Realms: Punisher #1 (of 3) is a delightful little mini-series/tie-in to the huge War of the Realms event. It succeeds in its simple storytelling methods. It is a fun romp with the Punisher fighting off hordes of monsters and trying to help some people, with a nice little twist to keep you coming back for the next two issues. The art is great as well and just fun to look at. I mean like I said earlier, the book ain't going to win any awards or anything, but man it was a fun read! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Branden Apr 21, 2019

    Overall, while the story doesn't seem overly integral to the main events of the War of Realms (yet), what we do have is a fun, and very gruesome Punisher story that I look forward seeing continue. Frank's status in this title seems to contradict where he is in the main series at this point, but between the action, and surprising amount of heart in the issue, a place among the crowded War of Realms tie-in market can be found. (Psst little secret … I had a bit more fun here than the main WoR series this week.) Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Apr 19, 2019

    This is going to be an insane entry in Frank's war journal. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Apr 17, 2019

    Rachelle Rosenbergs colors help elevate Ferreira and Poggis art with a bright palette that reminds you that this book is Thor-adjacent, even with its comparably low stakes. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Sequential Planet - Greg Mysogland Apr 25, 2019

    The War of the Realms: The Punisher looks to be an entertaining action Punisher action story but that's about it. Read Full Review

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